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ALBUM RELEASE // Dub Thompson ’9 Songs’ Out Now Worldwide, Tour With Ought Starts End Of June




Today Dub Thompson‘s new album 9 songs is out worldwide! The band, Matt Pulos on guitar and Evan Laffer on drums, recorded the album with Foxygen‘s Jonathan Rado at a rented house here in our hometown of Bloomington, Indiana. With no one song on the album the same, the two simultaneously draw from many predecessors including Can and Kraftwerk, Big Black, Pere Ubu, and more.

In honor of the release we are letting the band take over @DeadOceans on Twitter all today. To follow “Dub Oceans” click here.

Get the new album via iTunes, your local record store, SC Distribution, and through Amazon.

Critics praise the new album:

“Whole generations of basement-tape shenanigans are baked into their lurching, overdriven sound, alternatingly stripped-down and blown-out: Big Black, Liars, the Fall, and even the Burning Sensations’ version of Jonathan Richman’s “Pablo Picasso,” whose ropy bass line and sardonic delivery directly inform “Dograces”‘ Roto-Rooter blues”

- SPIN

“There is so much going on here — old-school funk, the Red Hot Chili Peppers before they sucked, Tame Impala, Kraut, trip-hop beats, convenience store muzak, old psychedelic records in the dollar bin at your local record store”

- Flavorwire

“throat-grabbing, shit-kicking intensity”

- Line of Best Fit

“It’s an impressive bit of music that hints at the band’s scrappy inhibition, and its allure all but comes from how unserious Dub Thompson take themselves”

- Pitchfork

The Dub dudes start their tour with Ought [Constellation] at the end of this month in Scottsdale, Arizona at Pub Rock.

TOUR DATES:

[all tickets here: deadoceans.com/tour ]

6/29 | Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock *
6/30 | Tucson, AZ – Solar Culture *
7/02 | Dallas, TX – Three Links *
7/03 | Austin, TX – Holy Mountain *
7/04 | New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa *
7/06 | Atlanta, GA – Mammal Gallery * w/ Fucked Up
7/07 | Durham, NC – Pinhook *
7/08 | Washington, DC – Black Cat Backstage *
7/09 | Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle *
7/11 | Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right *
7/12 | Boston, MA – Church *
7/13 | Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo *
7/14 | Toronto, ON – The Drake *
7/16 | Bloomington, IN – The Bishop *
7/17 | Chicago, IL – Burlington *
7/19 | Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *
7/20 | Kansas City, MO – Riot Room *
7/21 | Denver, CO – Lost Lake *
7/22 | Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court *
7/23 | Boise, ID – The Crux *
7/25 | Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
7/26 | Vancouver, BC – The Columbia
7/27 | Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
7/29 | San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
7/30 | Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
7/31 | Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

* w/ Ought

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Bear in Heaven ‘Time Is Over One Day Old’ Out August 5th On Dead Oceans / Hometapes, Stream “Time Between” Now




Following up 2012′s LP I Love You, It’s Cool, Bear In Heaven is back with a new album Time Is Over One Day Old out August 5th on Dead Oceans / Hometapes. The dense and beautifully layered album brings back Jon Philpot‘s smooth vocals and evocative synth, Adam Wills delectably groovy bass lines, and new drummer Jason Nazary to provide the percussion structure to the whole complex affair. The band is looking to tear your ears a new consciousness so you can preview the album with the brand new song “Time Between” above or on their Soundcloud / our YouTube channel here. The band has also been teasing out sounds for the new record on their Instagram account @bear_in_heaven. Follow them here for teasers and a preview of the album’s visuals.

Pre-order the new album via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, your local record store.

Click read more to see album art, track list, and upcoming tour dates for the band.
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LISTEN // SPIN Premieres New Dub Thompson Track “No Time”, New Album ’9 songs’ Out 6/10

SPIN has premiered the latest track from Dub Thompson which you can listen to above or on our Soundcloud / YouTube. The new album, 9 Songs, is being released on June 10th through Dead Oceans .

If you missed it, watch their video for “Dograces” here.

Pre-order the album on iTunes, your local record store, SC Distribution, and through Amazon.

Follow Dub Thompson on Facebook,Twitter, their artist website, and Instagram.

Click here to read up on the original Dub Thompson album announcement.

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Strand of Oaks New Album ‘HEAL’ Out June 24th, Stream “Goshen ’97″ Now

Today we are immensely grateful to welcome Strand of Oaks aka Tim Showalter to the ever-expanding Dead Oceans family. We’ve followed Tim closely and then were blown away by his live show when he toured with DOC artists Tallest Man On Earth and Matthew Houck aka Phosphorescent and also Damien Jurado from our sister label Secretly Canadian in the last two years. Now, we’re excited to announce Tim’s new record HEAL will be out on Dead Oceans June 24th.

On previous Strand of Oaks albums Tim displayed his knack for moving and dark folk and now on HEAL we see growth and change into an immersive sound with loud, punching guitar riffs and synth-heavy hooks akin to his recent touring show. Showalter says “I’m inspired by bands that go the distance, to a dangerous place…there’s an uncertainty to ‘HEAL’ that makes me nervous and excited at the same time. It’s sad, but it sounds like a celebration, like I’m crying and laughing and sticking both middle fingers in the air all at the same time.”

Preview the new album with the track “Goshen ’97″ above, an ode to his hometown of Goshen, Indiana and first finding music in his parent’s basement. Listen to the track, which premiered yesterday on World Cafe, on our YouTube / Soundcloud and it features Tim dueling guitars with rock god J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr..

Pre-order the new album via iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, and your local record store.

Stay tuned for more details and tour dates to be announced. Click read more for artwork and tracklisting.
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DOC @ SXSW // Secretly Label Group Official SXSW Showcase Lineup + Band Schedules


Secretly Label Group SXSW Showcase

Friday March 14 at Red Eyed Fly – 715 Red River St. (Between 7th & 8th)

Outdoor Stage
Gardens & Villa: 1:00 – 1:50
Angel Olsen: 12:00 – 12:40
Woman’s Hour: 11:00 – 11:40
Mark McGuire: 10:00 – 10:40
Small Black: 9:00 – 9:40
Tomas Barfod: 8:00 – 8:40

As SXSW gets busier every year, we like to provide you one place to see all of our bands and those on our sister labels Jagjaguwar / Secretly Canadian. This year on Friday March 14th, we’re posting up at Red Eyed Fly, between 7th and 8th St. on Red River St. where you can see Dead Oceans artist Mark McGuire.

Catch Mark during the week at other showcases with all info below. Follow his FB/TW accounts for updated info as SXSW approaches.

Mark McGuire

[Twitter / Facebook]
03/12 @ Bruise Cruise (Panache Boat Party) 3:30 – 5:30 PM
03/13 @ French Legation (Pitchfork) 2:00 PM
03/13 @ Hotel Vegas (Austin Psych Fest) TBD
03/14 @ Swing House (D’Addario) 1:00 PM
03/14 @ Red Eyed Fly (Secretly Label Group) 10:00 PM
03/14 @ Hotel Vegas (Panache) 12:05 AM

free downloads

Time Between by Bear in Heaven
Start Again by Bishop Allen
Goshen '97 by Strand of Oaks
Shut In by Strand of Oaks
Dograces by Dub Thompson
Ring the Bell by White Hinterland
The Instinct by Mark McGuire
One Half by Julianna Barwick

video

Start Again by Bishop Allen

Shut In by Strand of Oaks

No Devotion by White Hinterland

No Time by Dub Thompson

5 out soon

Bishop Allen
Lights Out
CD / LP
Bear In Heaven
Time Is Over One Day Old
CD / LP
Bleached
For The Feel
7"

todays shows

Dub Thompson
Boise, ID - The Crux  w/ Ought

The Donkeys
Boise, ID - The Neurolux

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